[A Tartar House in the Village of Alupka.]
[London: Day & Son, 1856.]
Subscription edition tinted lithograph, mounted on card and hand coloured. Image 185 x 280mm, 7¼ x 11". Fine colour.
A chalet-like Tartar house of the seaside village of Alupka near Yalta. Alupka was the chosen location of The Vorontsovsky Palace designed by Englishman Edward Clore and built between 1830-1848. It was to be used as a summer residence of the governor-general of the Novorossiysky Krai, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. From the subscription edition of Bossoli's "Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea", a work with considerable ethnographic and geographic interest, especially in their depictions of Tartar life. The title, as above, is on a separate label on the reverse, probably cut from the List of Plates. Carlo Bossoli (1815-84) visited the Crimea several times between 1828 and 1843, most extensively from 1840 to 1842. When the Crimean War started Bossoli moved to London to capitalise on the heightened interest in his work, even selling paintings to Queen Victoria.
Abbey Travel 239.
[Ref: 17055] £120.00